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► Official APEX VW SM-10 Flow Formed Wheel Thread

APEXWheels

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Bay Area
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2017 GSW 4-Motion
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Any chance you'll sell your black R13 ball seat m14x1.5 nuts separately from the stud conversion kit? Already have studs and the only thing I can find is silver.
Working on it! Our IT guy has that on his to-do list for this week. We should have both black and silver nuts available for individual ala carte purchase within the next few days. I'll post here with an update once they are live!

-Geirsen
 

theDoktor

Go Kart Champion
Location
Buffalo, NY area
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport
Obsessed Garage has a couple videos on wheel ceramic coatings. I think this is the latest one and he used Gtechnic:

Personally I’ve used Gyeon Quartz Rim which I think you are supposed to reapply every 1-2 years. It’s been almost two years and my wheels are still easy to clean so I haven’t bothered reapplying.
I used the Gyeon Q2Rim on my new Apex wheels before I installed tires. Ran them on the street only for about 3 months/maybe 5K miles with multiple washes/cleanings before I had to install my winter tire & wheel set. The rear rims, where I still had the original OEM brake pads, cleaned up really easy. Not so much with my front wheels, where I had previously installed Hawk HP+ Sport pads on new Raybestos OEM-type Competition rotors. The braking with the Hawk pads was much improved over that of the OEM pads. The brake dust, noise and rotor wear- not so much. The brake dust from these pads laughed at the rim treatment and formed a hard crust that no wheel cleaner I tried would touch, even after ridiculous dwell times. Ultimately, I had to clean small areas of the rims with a Q-tip, CLR cleaner and a credit card scraper x multiple applications to remove the caked-on brake dust. I DO NOT RECOMMEND cleaning wheels this way, although it worked for me, and the wheel finish was not damaged. I then re-applied the Q2Rim and multiple coats of ceramic wax. We'll see how it goes.
I will be replacing both the Hawk pads and the front rotors, as well as the rear brake set shortly. This time I will be using Porterfield R4S pads front & rear, along with Zimmerman rotors. As far as the Hawk pads: be forewarned by my experience.
 

-DK-

Go Kart Champion
Location
Bay Area
Car(s)
2017 GTI SE
I previously enquired about photos of charcoal grey metallic with the satin black SM10s and could locate photos. I was contemplating the anthracite finish but really like the down to business look of the black wheels. I got my 17x9s mounted with RS4s and here are the results. Apologies for the glossed tires just got back from the car wash.
 

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-DK-

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Bay Area
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-DK-

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Bay Area
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2017 GTI SE

-DK-

Go Kart Champion
Location
Bay Area
Car(s)
2017 GTI SE
I guess your eyes are better than mine!
I figured 245 or 255.
Whatever it is, it looks perfect!
nice and meaty! with the RS4s any wider and i'd need spacers to prevent rubbing on the fuel filler.
 

ckuhns

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotts Valley, CA
Car(s)
2019 Golf Sportwagen
nice and meaty! with the RS4s any wider and i'd need spacers to prevent rubbing on the fuel filler.
I've got 255/40r17's on mine, with 1.7 degrees negative camber it just barely brushes against the fender liner that covers the fuel filler on my wagon under compression. I still have all the stock rubber bushings in the rear, I imagine replacing those with something stiffer might even make it rub less.
 
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